I have been fixated on these boots ever since I saw them in Paris.
(I did mention that I was in Paris, didn't I?)
These boots, should you have the inclination and the means to purchase them, are available at Zappos for $700. I have seriously thought about them every day for the last week. And although I am the queen of justifiers when necessary, there is no earthly way that I can do so.
I'm pretty sure that part of the reason I want them so badly is my deep and abiding love of David Bowie - because aren't they so Ziggy Stardust? It started in 7th grade, has lasted through many life ch-ch-ch-changes (sorry, couldn't resist), and surfaces every once in a while.
His Major Tom song? Probably one of the reasons I have no interest in space travel. Can you hear me Major Tom? Can you hear me Major Tom?
Anyway. I had this huge epiphany on our trip. Wanna hear it? Here you go.
It is SO EASY to find beautiful things when you are looking beyond your means.
How this took me this many years of concerted shopping to realize, I have no idea. All it took was one entire day spent at Galeries Lafayette, and BAM! There it was. Really expensive things are that much prettier.
Not just a little. THAT MUCH.
I was raised by parents who were kids in the Depression. I had a father who used to round us up for toilet paper runs. It was drilled into me early to never spend beyond my means.
And I don't.
I weigh purchases, I really do. My car is old, fine, and paid off. The only debt I have is property. I don't carry a balance. I have never, ever been a "that's what credit cards are for" person. Neither is Nick.
But I waaaaaaant these boots. They would change my life. They really would!
Aaaaand I know myself. I'll obsess about these for another week and then move on to the next thing. Nick is pretty glad it's no longer rabies or raccoons. But there's a wide world of potential obsessions out there.
Scary monsters, super creeps! Keep me running, running scared.
(Let's be frank: I'm probably too dorky for those boots anyway.)
Happy weekend, all!
Also, I will post Paris pictures soon, I really and truly will.